Contra Costa Times
Ballers: Season 2 (TV, 2016)
The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016)
"The miniseries unfolds in leisurely fashion -- maybe too leisurely for some viewers. But it's hard not to admire how carefully observed and precisely rendered the scenes are. The level of detail is extraordinary. "
Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 9 (TV Episode)
Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2014)
Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2013)
"As Confirmation winds down, the frustrated Hill camp is a picture of weary resignation, looking as if their efforts were all for naught. But somewhere out there, an angry feminist storm was gathering, and you can feel the changes coming in Confirmation. "
The Catch: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
"The Catch contains all the ingredients we've come to expect from the folks at Shondaland: glossy production values, a diverse cast, hyper-articulate dialogue, hairpin plot twists and lots of eye candy and writhing hips. "
Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016)
"In the opener, we meet a wide range of characters harboring agendas that aren't always clear-cut. Their compelling stories sucked me in from the start, and some energetic writing held me in thrall. "
American Crime: Season 2 (TV, 2016)
Downton Abbey: Series 6 - The Finale (TV Episode)
The Real O'Neals: Season 1 (TV, 2016)
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Next World (TV Episode)
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - No Way Out (TV Episode)
Grease: Live (2016)
Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Heads Up (TV Episode)
House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014)
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Always Accountable (TV Episode)
""Always Accountable" is pretty much of a "treading water" kind of episode -- one that doesn't do much to advance the narrative. You need these kinds of episodes to fill out a long season, but they're usually not among the most compelling of the bunch. "
Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Now (TV Episode)
Documentary Now!: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Fred Armisen and Bill Hader immerse themselves in the mockumentary genre with this offbeat six-part series that lovingly parodies notable documentaries and "honors some of the most important stories that didn't actually happen." "
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Here's Not Here (TV Episode)
""Here's Not Here" was a powerfully acted, well-crafted and chilling piece of television that revealed why Morgan has become so steadfastly against murderous violence and how he became so skilled with a wooden stick. "
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
"As the saga unfolds, Campbell and his fellow hell-raisers -- including Lucy Lawless -- appear to be having an absolute blast. And the fun is infectious, even if forces of evil are everywhere you turn. "
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Thank You (TV Episode)
Wolf Hall: Series 1 (TV, 2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - JSS (TV Episode)
Fargo: Season 2 (TV, 2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 6 - First Time Again (TV Episode)
American Horror Story: Hotel (TV, 2015)
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
"On the positive side of things, Noah projected an affable demeanor that makes a viewer want to root for him. What remains to be seen is if he can bring a Stewart-like edge to certain subjects when needed. "
Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
Blood & Oil: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Truth Be Told: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Dr. Ken: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
Angel From Hell: Season 1 (TV, 2016)
"Oh, hell no. "
The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
"Kermit and Co. make a long overdue return to TV with an up-close-and-personal, docu-style sitcom that goes behind the scenes of a late-night talk show hosted by Miss Piggy... You just can't hate on the Muppets. "
The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter trades guns and motorcycles for swords and horses in this period drama set in Wales... Unfortunately, one thing hasn't changed: Sutter still loves to wallow in excessive violence. "
Supergirl: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"This sci-fi thriller follows a "precog" (Stark Sands) who has the ability to envision crimes before they happen. He secretly teams with a brash detective (Meagan Good) to take down bad guys...We envision a hit in the making "
Blindspot: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
"A stellar cast graces this offbeat, multigenerational comedy that unfolds in four separate short stories told from the point of view of various family members... It's like Modern Family, but not as funny. "
The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)